Skip to main content
Michelle Kanaar/Borderless MagazineResourcesTop StoriesTrendingWhere to find

How to Apply for Financial Assistance as an Undocumented Student

Undocumented students entering college can’t apply for federal financial aid, but some local and national scholarships and assistance attempt to bridge this gap.
Photo illustration by Max Herman/Borderless Magazine. Photo by Max HermanImmigration PolicyTop StoriesTrending

Illinois Makes Housing Discrimination Based on Immigration Status a Civil Rights Violation

The state-expanded protections prohibit housing providers from discriminating against a person based on actual or perceived immigration status. A real estate attorney breaks down what this expanded law means.
Photo illustration by Max Herman/Borderless Magazine. Photo by Max Herman / additional photo from CanvaImmigration PolicyStaff pickTop StoriesTrending

Buying a Home is Hard. It’s Even More Difficult When You’re Undocumented.

Undocumented immigrants have long faced a narrow path to homeownership, but in recent years, some local community banks are slowly expanding lending options to help noncitizens realize their dream of owning a home.

Get news as vibrant as our communities.

Sign up for our free newsletter and get updates twice a week.

Photo illustration by Max Herman/Borderless Magazine. Photo by Max HermanImmigration PolicyTop StoriesTrending

Illinois Makes Housing Discrimination Based on Immigration Status a Civil Rights Violation

The state-expanded protections prohibit housing providers from discriminating against a person based on actual or perceived immigration status. A real estate attorney breaks down what this expanded law means.
Michelle Kanaar/Borderless MagazineResourcesTop StoriesTrendingWhere to find

How to Apply for Financial Assistance as an Undocumented Student

Undocumented students entering college can’t apply for federal financial aid, but some local and national scholarships and assistance attempt to bridge this gap.
four reporters in front of gray cement wall: Melody wearing a beige blazer Jesus in black jeans a black t-shrit and a jacket, Madison giving a thumbs up and Diane with glasses on her headColin Boyle/Block Club ChicagoAfter the BusesImmigration Policy

Behind the scenes of “After the Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis”

Why we worked on these stories, how our collaboration with Block Club Chicago came together and what we learned.
Jesus J. Montero for Borderless MagazineAs Told ToImmigration PolicyTop Stories

Leaving Venezuela: Omar and Alejandra’s Search for a Better Life

Over two years ago, migrants from South and Central America started arriving in Chicago by bus and planes. Here are two of their stories.
Photo illustration by Max Herman/Borderless Magazine. Photo by Max Herman / additional photo from CanvaImmigration PolicyStaff pickTop StoriesTrending

Buying a Home is Hard. It’s Even More Difficult When You’re Undocumented.

Undocumented immigrants have long faced a narrow path to homeownership, but in recent years, some local community banks are slowly expanding lending options to help noncitizens realize their dream of owning a home.
Photo by Sarah Silbiger - Pool via CNP via ZUMA Press WireImmigration PolicyTrending

What You Need To Know About The New Protections For Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens

The Biden administration announced a plan to offer protection for noncitizen spouses of U.S. citizens.
Oscar Gomez for Borderless MagazineResourcesTrending

Where to Find Cooling Centers During Chicago’s Heatwave

How to stay cool and avoid heatstroke in the city and suburbs during the “heat dome.”
Illustration by Edel Rodriguez, special to ProPublicaLaborResources

What You Need to Know If You’re Hurt While Working on a Wisconsin Dairy Farm

ProPublica spoke to lawyers, health care providers, government officials and others to help workers understand their rights if they’re injured on the job.
Photo illustration by Max Herman/Borderless Magazine. Photo by TongRo Images / Alamy Stock Photo. Map from Open Street MapHealthImmigration PolicyResourcesTrending

How to Get Free Birth Control Regardless of Immigration Status in Illinois

A state program gives access to temporary coverage for reproductive health services, including birth control and STD testing.
Colin Boyle/Block Club ChicagoAfter the Buses

After The Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis

Block Club Chicago and Borderless Magazine followed 10 of the thousands of Venezuelan migrants sent to Chicago as part of Texas Gov. Abbott’s political stunt this year.
Colin Boyle/Block Club ChicagoAfter the Buses

A Young Venezuelan Had Never Heard Of Chicago. Now, He’s Starting A Life Here.

Jhopsef Stiven spent years hopping countries in search of a better life. He's one of thousands of migrants starting over in Chicago with no family or knowledge of the city.
Maikel wearing a black NVA jacket and smiling with fall leavesColin Boyle/Block Club ChicagoAfter the Buses

Young Venezuelan Struggles To Build A Life And Pay Off Debt Of His Journey To America

Maikel Jose Tineo was hopeful about his new life in Chicago. But since he’s arrived, he's been stiffed by a job and watched his friend rushed to the emergency room. Now, he’s wondering if he should stay.

Staff Picks

Sandra and Jesse Arzola in front of Sandra's family’s house in West ChicagoJonathan Aguilar/Borderless MagazineEnvironmentInvestigationStaff pickTrending

West Chicago is Cleaning Up the Last of its Nuclear Contamination. Residents Exposed to Radiation Say ‘It’s Not Over’

A local factory was once the largest producer of thorium in the world. This fall, the “radioactive capital of the Midwest” is doing one last cleanup.
Salima Mazari looking out the window of her current homeMichelle Kanaar/Borderless MagazineAs Told ToBroken-Winged Birds: Afghans in ExileStaff pickTrending

This Female Afghan Governor Fought Against the Taliban

Salima Mazari was one of just three women serving as a district governor in Afghanistan before the Taliban took over.
Claudia Hernández for Borderless MagazineStaff pick

Read Our Award-Nominated Stories

An investigation into the spread of COVID in immigrant detention centers, our comic book and our reporting on trans asylum seekers
environmental, justice, immigrants, Chicago, youth, racism, Southeast, General, Iron, jobs, clean, health, comicEnvironmentMi barrio me respaldaOrganizingStaff pickVisuals

Reclaiming the Sacrifice Zone

The youth-led campaign for environmental justice on the Southeast Side.